Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find selenium may be a dirty secret behind low infection rates

  • Researchers delve into theory that high selenium presence in the soil corresponds with higher human immunity
  • But scientists say more research is needed and warn of dangers associated with excessive intake and taking selenium without medical advice

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
Enshi, in central China's Hubei province, has the world’s largest deposit of selenium. Scientists are looking at whether the correlation of selenium intake and Covid-19 cases has implications for the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
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